Drake is an R&B and Hip-Hop artist performing as both a rapper and a
singer. Releasing his first single in 2006, Drake has since worked with
several other hip-hop artists such as Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Kanye West,
Eminem, and Jay-Z. As a group we think that there's a selection of his
songs that could prove successful if we chose to use them in our music
video. To date he has produced 7 music videos and featured in another 13.
In addition to making his own music, Drake has also written for other artists
in the industry such as Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx and more. He also tends to
feature or remix tracks that he has written for other artists.
Drake - Over
Drake - Find Your Love
Drake - Miss Me
Music Video Style (Settings, Dress, Props etc.)
Rich, glamorous setting. Mansion with a giant swimming pool and lavishly decorated rooms. Fireworks and high contrast
lighting used. Simple, classic dress with black jacket, vest and chain as well as a suit. Props include a gold throne with
red velvet, lots of gold fixtures, tables filled with tiny chocolates and flower petals.
Dark and bleak setting; locations include a beach after sunset, back alleys, a club and a recording studio. Low key
lighting used with a low contrast, depressive vibe going on. Very dressed down in casual wear with a hoody and jeans.
Music Video Breakdown: Drake – Over
The video begins with a medium shot
of the artist on a bed with flashing
images appearing in his silhouette.
Then a tilt from his jacket upwards
gradually shows the artists face as he
Various effects are added in this
scene including inverts and various
images in his silhouette such as fire.
Close-ups of the artists face are
frequently added in here showing
Once the beat drops, a range of fast
moving images are projected on to
the bedroom walls such as sped up
shots of people moving round a city
and sped up shots of patterns of
As the chorus slows down images of
moving clouds are projected on to
the wall. Then once the first chorus
hits the artist is shown singing
against a black background- a mix
of medium and medium-close-ups
are used here.
The next set up featured in the first
verse shows a series of medium and
long shots at a straight-on angle of the
singer this time dancing and singing
against a pale grey background with the
singer adopting a Michael Jackson style
in both dress and performance. Various
effects were added which made the
singers silhouette be enlarged, zoomed
in and out, doubled etc.
Throughout the video, shots of the
bedroom scene are woven in with a
further number of effects such as the
negative effect shown here. Shots
were shown from both low and
straight on angles making the singer
look both powerful and casual.
The next set up shows the artist
with a large group of faded doubles
walking around in a sped-up motion
linking to the particular line he was
singer. This was shown as a long
shot at a straight on angle.
For the second verse, a range of new
aspects are thrown in, the verse starts
with the artist singing to the left of the
shot at a medium angle with fire to the
right. Over the whole shot a glass sheet
is seen smashing. Lastly, the lyrics flash
up on the screen word for word.
Towards the end of the song,
medium shots and close-ups are
interspersed of a female lead in a
glamorous setting with velvet
curtains and gold fixtures & dress.
Then the two are brought together
however not in the same scene,
editing is used to bring both into the
same picture. The female lead then
fades into thin air as the artist looks
at the camera straight on.
As the last verse kicks in, all
previous shots are shown with the
artist really giving it his all. The
bedroom scene is used quite a lot at
this point with the images screened
on the wall being energetic and
In the last shot the camera pans
round the artists face at a close-up
before this final medium shot is
shown fading into complete
David Guetta ft. Kid Cudi – Memories
David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland – When Lo
David Guetta ft. Akon – Sexy Chick
David Guetta is a world famous DJ and house music producer. He
started as a DJ during the 1980s but found real fame as he released
his first album Just a Little More Love in 2002. He later released
Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007). He has since worked with a
range of top artists from Kelly Rowland and Akon to Kid Cudi and
Rihanna. Guetta has sold over three million albums and 15 million
singles worldwide. He is currently one of the most sought-after music
Music Video Style (Settings, Dress, Props etc.)
Casual wear- hoody and jeans, street settings – alleys, past parks and buildings,
Barbour's, a club, no specific colour filters used until club scene with neon pink and blue.
Beach party themed with settings on and around a tropical beach, dressed very upmarket
however in a casual setting, props include DJ decks being wheeled to the party and
American flag. Rich colour filter used at certain points where it looks bright and glamorous.
Music Video Breakdown: David Guetta – Where Them Girls At
The video begins with an
establishing shot over the skyline of
Los Angeles. The camera then cuts
to birds-eye view shot of the streets
As the location is revealed, the shots
turn more intimate with long shots of
individual streets with typical
occurrences such as cars driving down
streets. This is where the concept of the
video comes into play: the idea is that
the artist is DJing from a rooftop with the
speakers producing giant bubbles.
An over the shoulder shot is then
shown of the artist staring into the
distance as the giant bubbles
(produced by the speakers) float on
down to the streets.
Long shots at the slightly low angle
are then shown of the first singer
walking onto the scene, an extreme
long shot is then shown with the first
singer standing across the pool with
barely dressed woman around him
as he starts singing establishing the
type of artist he is.
A medium shot is then shown of a
pool goer sitting by the pool then
getting hit by one of the giant
bubbles. This makes her dance
uncontrollable in an eccentric way.
Medium and long shots of other
woman doing the same thing are
As this singer finishes his verse, the
pool scene is left with high angles
then shown of the bubbles having
an effect on woman on the street as
The roof scene is then again shown,
from a low angle, a singer is shown
filming the bubbles on a top of the
range phone; this is where product
placement is used.
The next singer is then shown in an
art gallery surrounded by men,
bubbles are floating all around her.
A series of cuts are used here
showing her singing from different
angles and shots.
All the attention then goes to the
main artist, close-ups of his DJ
decks are shown and then the
camera pans round to the speakers
producing the bubbles. A close-up is
then shown of the speakers.
From the rooftop, an extreme high
angle is shown of the crowds
gathered on the street to watch the
bubbles. They are then all shown
enjoying the music and making their
way towards the entrance of the
A low angle is then shown of the
civilians jumping and dancing to the
sound of the music as the artist
looks on in content . Close-ups and
long shots are both used here to
show the happiness and excitement
people are showing.
As the video ends, low angles are
used of the artist making him look
powerful and superior, especially as
a DJ. As the video ends, an extreme
long shot is used showing the
bubbles drift off into the distance.
Rihanna was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados.
Becoming an international sensation, Rihanna is known for blending R&B with Caribbean music, such as reggae and
Rihanna was originally marketed as a reggae singer since she burst into the music scene in 2005, with a styles of pop, R&B
and dancehall. Her music include various styles of musical genres, including contemporary R&B, dance-pop and the
Caribbean music styles of reggae and dancehall. With the release of Music of the Sun and its lead single "Pon de Replay",
Jason Birchmeier of All music described Rihanna's musical style as "synthesize Caribbean rhythms and beats with standard-
issue urban dance-pop: Caribbean-inflected urban, if you will." Rihanna is described as utilizing "dancehall-lite beats and a
reggae vocal cadence."
Rihanna has named Madonna as her idol and biggest influence, and said she wants to be the "black Madonna“. She said: "I
think that Madonna was a great inspiration for me, especially on my earlier work. If I had to examine her evolution through
time, I think she reinvented her clothing style and music with success every single time. And at the same time remained a real
force in entertainment in the whole world." Rihanna also cited Mariah Carey as her influence and idol. She said "I looked up
to Mariah a lot and I still do. I admire her as an artist, and to compete with her was a moment I will never forget for the rest of
Kanye Omari West, born June 8, 1977 is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a
producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint,
as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson.
His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and
instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences
encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synth-pop, and classical music.
West has said that Wu-Tang Clan producer RZA influenced him in his style and has
said on numerous occasions that Wu-Tang rappers Ghostface Killah and Ol' Dirty
Bastard were some of his all-time favourites.
These are a few songs Kayne has produced- Click on the Link Below:
Touch the Sky- http://www.vevo.com/watch/kanye-west/touch-the-sky-mtv-version/USUV70600111?source=instantsearch
All of the Lights- http://www.vevo.com/watch/kanye-west/all-of-the-lights/USUV71002949?source=instantsearch
I am going to choose one of Kayne West’s song out of the three I have looked at, I will pause them throughout the
duration of the video and screen shot them so I can analyse them according to what I am looking at.
Immediately the start of the film is
giving us something to read, the
black and white effect shows us
that this maybe isn't suppose to
resemble a recent era but a past
The medium shot shows us where she is but
doesn’t take the focus right off of her, we
are able to tell that she is completely on her
own, which gives a proffered reading of
danger or loneliness and uncared for.
This shot gives us a clear idea of where the video is
set and how the song will revolve around the
atmosphere. We as the audience instantly think of
danger, gangs and violence when we see and estate
like this, the fact that it is in black and white too
gives it a more gritty run down feeling.
This distant shot gives us a clear view to
where she is, ‘the light at the end of the
tunnel’ also shows us a visual image of
the term commonly used when
something good is going to come out of
something you have done, whereas this
doesn’t look like its going to happen in
the previous shots we have seen in the
This is a close up shot, it shows a very
clear expression on her face which tells
us of the atmosphere she must be in.
Editing was used here, fast change of
colour made everything look confusing
and disorientated, I think this was meant
to give an example of how the little girl is
Music Video Breakdown: Kanye West ft. Rihanna - All Of The Lights
Here editing has been used for the writing, a black background has been used so that the
writing stands out clearly. Several effects have been used to make the writing travel in
and out of the shot. Big Bold text is used for two of the shots and a hazy light effect is
used for the last one.
This is a medium close up of
Kayne, it shows him on a simple
background so the main focus is on
him, the shot shows his costume
and accessories, giving him a look
of fashion and wealth.
This shot shows him on a police car, this
could connotate violence and rebellious
attitudes. The medium shot shows his
whole body but only a bit of his
surroundings, this makes you focus on him
with your full attention without being
In this shot of Rihanna shows that her part in
the video is too look sexual and seductive.
The black background she is in front of
makes her red hair stand out and draws our
attention straight to what she is doing.
Here I print screened four shots
and categorized them together,
there was editing used here to
make the words flick between
one another at a fast pace.
The lighting used here changes in a very fast repetitive motion, this
makes it eye catching and we want to watch more. The songs title ‘All
of the Lights’ relates to these shots. There are both medium and close
up shots used here. The first print screen is a medium shot, it shows
the main part of his body including the torso and his face, he is
pointing towards us so this obviously needs to be noticed. The
seconds print screen is a close up shot of him singing, it focuses on
his face and accessories this could connote either a important moment
in the song or wealth (accessories).
This is a close up shot of the little girl
we have previously seen in the video, it
shows her looking as though she is
certain to where she is and doesn’t look
threatened which is how we saw her
There has been editing used here, it
shows the word ‘lights’ moving out
slowly, Rihanna behind with a
edited pink shade shows her
singing, there is a lot going on in
this shot at the same time so keeps
This shot shows Kayne dancing, the fading of
him moving gives a clear example of the
editing used, the above shot used shows us a
clear view of him and his emotions he looks
happy and this shows us a clear difference from
what we saw at the beginning of the music
The first artist I have decided to look at is Kelly Rowland. I think she has grown so much
as an artist and I am going to choose 2 of my favourite music videos of hers and analyse it.
She is not only a singer, some of her other occupations are song writer, dancer, actress and
now stars on X factor as a judge.
Kelly Rowland started her career in a group called ‘Destiny’s Child’ which then in late 2003,
she then established herself as a solo artist which made her extremely successful. One of
her most famous songs in 2002 was a duet with the famous rapper Nelly called
‘Dilemma’ which was awarded with a Grammy for the best rap the following year 2003.
Here are some of her most recent songs which have hit the charts and links to watch them:
• Dilemma (ft Nelly)
My favourite video is Commander and Dilemma and I am going to analyse these two videos looking at key
elements such as mise-en-scene, camera, ,encoding and de coding and editing features.
Kelly Rowland - American Recording Artist
Here are Kelly’s Facebook/ Twitter account and
Bebo that can be viewed by fans; I am a big fan
of Kelly. Here is Kelly's official webpage that can be accessed
by clicking on her picture.
The first video is commander that is am going to analyse; the lyrics have themes around hair, fashion
and competing with other women. The song is seen as a fun and aggressive club record with themes
of female empowerment and lyrics with deliberate grammatical errors. The females are presented as
the dominant sex and she gives all the commands with no need of male influence.
This is the first shot that the video begins with; this Medium shot which allows us to see her hand gestures which
shows her control and power; this is quite unusual in a music video as stereotypically, the women are normally
seen as vulnerable. In the first shot, she is looking directly in to the camera which makes the viewer to connect
with her but also makes you feel fear towards her. The smoky background also shows a sense of mystery. In
the second shot, she has her hands on her hip in a medium shot which also connotes her sense of authority
which also reflects the name of the song which is ‘commander.’
These next shots are very effective and are used in R&B videos as it’s a club scene whereby there they have
people dancing; this feature is commonly used and is very popular; we may consider using this as one of our
themes. This shot with peoples hands in there air shows a fun time and they are influenced by the singer Kelly.
The colour red is used a lot throughout the video, this also expresses her passion, aggression as well as
create sexual impulses which is created from the lyrics in the song.
This long shot is very suggestive as she plays with her hair which is reflected by the issues when she
says ”playing with her hair”; this also shows her vulnerable side which contradicts with her latex
clothing that she is wearing as this is associated with sexual desires and power. Two frames are used
in "Commander" where Rowland "fights" against herself, whilst dressed in two contrasting outfits. This
next shot is an effective editing technique as it makes it seem like her double when actually its just
using two frames in the shot; this is very clever.
This close up shot of Kelly Rowland helps us to connect with her emotional song which creates a
relationship with the audience. She is against a black background which allows us to just focus on her
as the main subject of her as she tells her story of being a commander. This long shot that is used
allows is appropriate in this video as it keeps the social circumstances of everyone partying and
following her ‘commands’ and the attention is not solely on her. This is also very clever as red smoke
is used again which signifies the sense of power and strength as well as love.
In the final end of the video, David Guetta makes an appearance at the end of the clip he undergoes
a 'Transformers'-like metamorphosis, turning into a mixer. Which is a very effective editing technique
to use. It is also against a white background which allows the audience to focus on the transitions. In
the final part of the video, a medium shot is used, when she breaks through the glass which also
shows female power and strength. It is also pushed against the camera to create an effect if she is
fearless and the glass is coming through the screen towards the audience suggesting authority.
After analysing this video, I feel that this is a very successful video and uses many stereotypical
features as well as some contrasts. We may consider using some of these features when creating our
The next video which I am going to analyse is a music video called "Dilemma" which was filmed
on Colonial Street, part of Universal Studios backlot. Dilemma is a song by the American rapper
Nelly, a duet with R&B singer Kelly Rowland. Which Is a love song in America where a new
female moves in to the area and ‘Nelly’ is attracted to her, however, she has boyfriend which
creates the ‘Dilemma.’ She is seen as a ‘hot’ and ‘sexy’ female who is favoured over other girls in
the area. I am going to analyse the music video looking at different aspects such as camera
techniques, editing etc.
In this music video we are first introduced with an establishing shot which is used to set the scene.
The hiding between the tree creates a mysterious effect to see what is behind it. We are then shown
a friendly atmosphere whereby everyone knows each other, kind and friendly place to be. This is
influenced by the young child on a bike surrounding by people in a safe environment. Copy is used
also to set the scene between the two characters to show who the dilemma is between. This is not
used commonly in any music videos anymore as it looks slightly unprofessional.
In the next shot, we are then introduced to a ‘young’, ‘sexy’ and ‘seductive’ female which suggests
that she maybe in conflict with another girl by showing her sexual influences. We are then shown the
two characters names from opposite sides of the road, which shows that there will be a love
connection between them; this is also shown between them both sitting on the step of a house shows
alikeness. The bright font used also relates to their target audience of young people as bright, young
The next shots are mainly close ups of her when she sings her first line which introduces the love
between them. A close up shot is appropriate at this point as she admitting the sexual connections
they have. Her eyes suggest intimacy and love with her fragile lips. Her hat also emphasises her
innocence where males are dominant. You don’t need any background in the picture as the focus is
just on her and she is telling her story so this allows the audience to connect with her. As the story is
about love, many teens may have been in her position so they can relate to this video which is very
This medium shot shows he is attracted to the young female as she waves to him gently, he gets up
to help her and introduce himself and his feelings grow. He leaves his friend to help a young girl
showing commitment and willingness to help her; he doesn’t care if it affects his ‘man’ image. Then
an over the shoulder is used to see that it is him talking to her and we can see her positive reaction.
Again, the men’s hats in the video signifies a rebel side or even hiding away their identity.
This is generally a long shot so we can see why the women are jealous as the men leave them to
help the ‘new’, ‘fresh’ and ‘young’ female move in to her new home which emphasises a male
dominant place. However the close up is over the women so you can see there reactions and hand
gestures to suggest a sense of envious against her. The big house in the background relates to
Maslow's theory as it shows he is wealthy which is also emphasised by a close up shot of his new
flash car to attract the females attention and also a sense of confidence as well as respect.
This shot is a long shot to see Kelly in the background with his authority and control over her as
‘Nelly’ helped her move in and as she goes to wave to her, he gets very jealous. This next two shot
that is used to show their relationship where she is unhappy. His posture in the car is very chilled and
relaxed which may suggest that he is very careless and doesn’t care how she is treated.
Contrastingly, with her hand in there air implies she has had enough.
This split screen shot, also showing a two shot with them and this Is an effective editing technique to
use as it shows there intimacy for one another. Maybe even predicting each others thoughts which is
emphasised by her arm on her chin; this shot also shows their closeness. This next shot that is used
of Kelly is an extreme close up of her eyes as they are very powerful features. This creates a
relationship with her and her audience as it makes you feel for her for being in this situation. It also
implies that she is clearly in ‘thinking’ mode.
This shot is very unusual in Music Videos as the headlights get bigger taking over the whole screen
blending a white shot into the next sceneof the window. it’s a form of Graphic matching with an editorial trick
to create an illusion blending the mise en scene with editing. This is very effective to use and different. The
next one is a shot of her looking down at him which suggests that the power is in her hands and the
decision lies on her making him feel powerless. With him outside in the rain shows a sense of commitment
and having strong feelings for her; by him leaning against the car shows his wealthy status.
After looking at this video, it seems to me as if it was created on a budget and could be replicated
easily; we may use some of these features when creating our music video as I feel this is very
successful as well as achievable. I think that this has been a very successful piece of research that
be invaluable when producing our music video.
By Samantha Recknell
I have chosen 3 possible music videos to
analyse, I have included links for all 3.
Click on the songs to view the videos
1. Try sleeping with a broken heart- I
decided to add an analysis of this video, to
show more effects and editing that has been
2. Like you’ll never seen me again
3. Fallin’- This is the song I have chosen to
analyse. I think this best portrays people and
locations giving us ideas that we could use
for our own videos. Charlotte Ellis
The video begins with a close up
shot of the artist. We can clearly
see her facial expressions giving
us a in-depth view of how she is
feeling including her emotional
attachment with this song.
A full length shot has been used
to show the area/ location the
singer is in. The image shows a
downtown image of a run-down
area. Here we can also see what
the artist is wearing, we are able
to view her full image.
The next view shows a close up
shot of props the artist has used
to add effect to her video adding
an alternative to her music. We
see multiple close-ups of the
piano suggesting importance
and its relation to the song.
Here is a medium close-up of
the artist playing the piano, this
image is repeated throughout
the video. The image of playing
the piano sets a mood, we
would normally relate playing the
piano with older singers this is
not generally an aspect involved
in R'n'B videos.
Here is another medium close-
up of the artist walking down
the street, we can see people
as normal in the background,
they add an effect to the video
and shows the video is not
affected by them. Continuity
editing is again used here for
when she is walking showing
This shot represents a gang of
people in the video this could
be used to reflect the type of
location the video has been set
in or could be used as an
influence for the song itself.
This offers pleasure to the
viewer as they can see the
group having fun.
A zoomed out shot has been
used to show a location and
the bus as a prop showing her
change of place. This adds to
the rhythm movement in the
song. This can also be used to
show continuity editing as this
is shown on a continuous line,
this is called a track
The artist is looking out of the
bus window, we can guess she
might be reflecting the past, we
can tell this from her facial
expression. This could be an
anxious feeling from what she
is about to do next. This image
has been shown to make it
appear like she is moving.
The mise-en scene of this
pictures shows a group of
women on a bus, this image
has been added for a reason.
This leads on to the build up of
the video where the artist goes
to visit her love in prison.
This image gives off innocence
and could have been added to
reflect the past. This is a zoom
in shot, we can clearly see the
baby’s face. This could also
have been added to represent
the man in his younger years.
A full length shot has been used
to show everything in the frame,
the photos are of importance and
the artist wants us to know this.
This can also be seen as a fun
photo as the photos are spread all
over the floor.
Another close up shot of the
artists face shows passion and
feeling through her emotion.
This emphasises the feeling in
the song. A pan movement
adds to the effect as this
follows her face movement
The spray of images could have
been added to show past memories,
looking through their past reflecting
on their life. We notice the last
image is of the guy she is going to
visit in prison this is significant. The
camera looks down on the images
like we would imagine she is looking
down. This way we see what she is
A zoom out shot reflects the location,
the mise-en scene in this shot shows
the bus and the people wearing orange
is significant as this gives us some
clue as to where she may be heading,
gives us an insight into what is
happening. We have the feeling the
image is dark due to the dark sky in
the background behind the tall trees.
The sky darkens the mood in
this picture as there are dark
grey clouds. This could have
been used on purpose as this
could be representing the
people working below this
shows some bad in the video,
we know why they are there.
The speakers we can see in the
shot here starts off the video, this
projects the music that we are
about to hear. The camera slowly
hovers and then zooms in on the
speakers when we see the singer
turning the radio on and the
music begin playing.
Try sleeping with a broken heart
The video begins with the effect of purple waves this shows a
continuous movement as the camera follows the waves for a few
minutes before showing a transition to the artist lying on a bed. For
the first few minutes the bed is her main prop, this is where the
movement and song starts. The bed deliberately has silk purple
sheets on to allow the movement to flow and appear like the same
image. This then reveals the artist with a medium close-up shot, at
this point there is no singing just music playing in the background.
Props have been used for this shot,
the bed and the window. The song
begins with her wearing this outfit
which she changes more than once
through the video. The camera tilts
vertically upright following the artist
as she moves from lying down to
sitting up this is a continuous
movement. The windows in the
background show light on the artist
adding brightness to the shot.
This is the first of many split screens
used in this video, this effects allows
you to view two different shots at the
same time, they can be taken from the
same or different locations. In this
particular shot we can see her eyes
and can see they are very heavily
made up, we think the other shot
could be showing what she is looking
Here is another split screen but
this time the split is down the
middle rather than from left to right.
One image is showing a medium
close-up shot of the artist, the
other is showing a close up of a
pattern on her back, this could
have been done deliberately to
ensure the viewer sees this. For
this image we notice her top has a
low back delibertaely to show the
patterns/picture she has on her big
this is a significant part of the shot.
This is a darker shot, dark at the top and light bursting in through the
bottom. The camera is looking down at the movement of the artist going
down the stairs showing a continuous movement. This also switches to
the next shot of her walking out of the door. This shows a change of
location we switch from a dark screen to a bright screen, she is now
outside. We can tell this image has been taken in a run down area by
the graffiti on the walls and the look of the bins surrounding in the right
hand bottom corner.
The artists appears to have gone
back to an old location here, again
the spot light is on her and the rest of
the shot is dark. The camera appears
to have been positioned at the top of
the stairs looking down on the artist
showing a full length shot. At this
point she has her face away from the
camera, looking down at the ground
by pointing the camera down this
gives of that effect.
We notice mise-en scene in this
photo, the iconic background the
props that have been included to
suit the appropriate background
e.g. the graffiti and the bins. This
shot shows a track movement of
the artist walking down the street
this shows a continuous
movement. This is used a lot
throughout the video. All shots
have been edited to flow as a full
continuous movements one shots
switches to another.
In these shots we notice she is
wearing a jacket this is her main
prop throughout the video along
with her sunglasses which cover
her eyes giving a hint of mystery,
although we notice she changes
her outfit several times. The
camera switches to a front
medium close-up of the artist.
Switching from a side view to a
front view. Gradually making
circles round the artist giving the
watcher a view from either side.
This close up shot is used in
multiple scenes throughout the
The Mise-en scene in this shot shows
her wearing a different outfit, she is no
longer wearing sunglasses at this
point. Here the camera switches back
to a previous location the full shot view
of her at the bottom of the stairs then
to a medium close up of her face
showing her movement in line with the
camera. This again is a split screen
which has been split vertically allowing
us to view two different shots at the
This shot shows another split
screen but this time showing two
different locations. Or could be
the same location but shown at
two different times. The light is
reflecting on one location creating
a divide between shots. This
shows a horizontal split.
They have edited in a split screen
at this point, this shows a medium
shot from two different angles. At
first the camera reflect the side of
her walking again by using a track
shot then switches to a front shot
of the artist where you personally
walk forward with her. This allows
you to see what is behind her
again showing you a location from
a different point in the video.
This shot is mainly showing the
weather during the video, we can
see it is sunny this shows a
bursting ray of sunshine. This
helps when adding lighting into
the shot, this would be easy as
this is not something you have to
consider yourself the weather is
already built in for you.
The Mise-en scene changes a lot
for this shot, here there are two
women both looking identical in
outfits and positioning. We notice
they are both riding motorcycles.
This shot switches from one
looking at the other then showing
us who/what they are looking at.
This then shows a circular shot.
For this image we notice the artist
has changed her outfit again, this
time her outfit suits the mood she
is in. We notice she is wearing a
bright purple jumpsuit the colour
stands out from the dull grey
background this is significant.
Again this is a split screen on one
side we have a view of buildings
possibly in new York we think and
on the other side we have her
standing on top of one of these
buildings, the shot switches from
two points in time.